Norton Disney

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Norton Disney
St.Peter's church, Norton Disney, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 57416.jpg
St Peter's Church, Norton Disney
Norton Disney is located in Lincolnshire
Norton Disney
Norton Disney
Norton Disney shown within Lincolnshire
Population226 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK8859
• London110 mi (180 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLINCOLN
Postcode districtLN6
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
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UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°07′13″N 0°40′46″W / 53.1204°N 0.6795°W / 53.1204; -0.6795Coordinates: 53°07′13″N 0°40′46″W / 53.1204°N 0.6795°W / 53.1204; -0.6795

Norton Disney is a small village and civil parish on the western boundary of the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 226.[1] It lies midway between Lincoln and Newark, 2 miles (3.2 km) to the south-east of the A46.

Norton Disney is the seat of the Disney family, the name an Anglicised version of the original French surname d'Isigny, of Isigny-sur-Mer, Normandy, from whom film producer Walt Disney's family might be descended.[2]

The Village has one public house, The Green Man, which was formerly the St Vincent Arms.

History[edit]

There is a commemorative brass in the medieval church of St Michael commemorating three generations of the d’Isigny or Disney family, made about 1580. In the bottom panel is an inscription reading:

The lyfe, conversacion and Service, of the first above named William Disney and of Richard Disney his sonne were comendable amongest ther Neighbours trewe and fathefull to ther Prince and cuntre & acceptable Thallmighty of whom the truth they are received to Salvation accordinge to the Stedfast faythe which they had in & throughe the mercy and merit of Christ our savior Thees thuthes are thus sett for the that in all ages God maybe thankfully Glorified for thes and suche lyke his gracius benifites.

Two mosaic floors were found when excavating a Roman villa in the parish. The site was near to the Roman town of Brough or Crocoalana, on the Fosse Way, just over the border in Nottinghamshire.[citation needed]

During the Second World War, RAF Station Swinderby (later renamed RAF Station Norton Disney) was home to No 93 Maintenance Unit (No 93 MU) from Aug 1939 until 1958.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  2. ^ Uncle Walt's lost ancestors - The Independent newspaper, 1997

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